Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You’ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for head and neck cancers. Apply expert advice on the best “next-step plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points—such as the use of endoscopy in staging, chemoprevention, and promising gene therapies—with “key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Discusses the treatment of early-stage disease so you have clear options for care. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.
Techniques on facial reconstruction are presented with videos demonstrating many of the procedures. Topics include: 3D imaging and modeling for treatment planning in facial trauma; Intraoperative Use of CT Imaging; Contemporary management of traumatic fractures of the frontal sinus; Surgical treatment of traumatic injuries of the cranial base; Surgical management of complex mid facial fractures; Current management of condylar and subcondylar fractures; Management of Pediatric mandible fractures; Management of dental injuries associated with maxillomandibular trauma; Injuries of the eye and periorbital structures; Managing the facial nerve after trauma; Reconstruction of the avulsed auricle after trauma; Secondary repair of acquired enophthalmos; Secondary management of telecanthus; Improving post traumatic facial scars; Potential application of Face transplantation in massive traumatic tissue loss; Potential application of autologous free tissue transfer in massive traumatic tissue loss. Guest Editors leading this publication are Kofi Boahene of Johns Hopkins, whose practice and teaching encompasses corrective surgery for congenital facial defects, cleft lip and palate repair, craniofacial surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic skull base surgery, microsurgery, reconstruction of cancer patients and extensive post-traumatic deformities, among others and Anthony Brissett of Baylor University, whose research and teaching include craniofacial surgery and wound healing, among other reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.
The classic reference on female incontinence was updated and revised to become a modern approach to all female pelvic floor dysfunctions, including urinary incontinence, other lower urinary tract conditions, disorders of the anus and rectum, and disorders of pelvic support. The book reviews relevant anatomy, describes the clinical examination and diagnostic tests, and provides current information on the diagnosis, physiology, and medical and surgical treatment of specific disorders. This edition describes many new surgical techniques for correcting incontinence and discusses new drugs and injectables for incontinence. The book also describes the use of biosynthetic material to aid in surgical repair.
"Life Don't Have To End." is a compilation of stories, images, and wisdom from HIV positive men and women. Over a two-year period, more than 60 courageous individuals from the JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine dictated their personal life stories to Cricket Barrazotto, a friend to the JACQUES Initiative and photographer, for the purpose of compiling a book. These contributors wanted their voices and stories to be inspirational to others. The book speaks to the resiliency of the human spirit and body. Readers are exposed to tragedy and triumph as they share in the intimate journeys of the book's contributors. Additionally, Ms. Barrazotto spent a year teaching photography to several of the book's contributors. It is the clients' photographic imagery that illustrates the book.